Planning Your Summer Garden? Join Us for Inspiration and a Free Seminar!

April 26, 2017 by Leanne

Long before you plant your garden, the daydreaming begins. Each year about now we start thinking about colours and designs; what to keep from last year and what to update. This year, before you go any further, let us inspire you with our take on the latest garden trends for 2017. It starts with a free design event that shows you how to create an outdoor planter – and much more!

Spring It Up
Join us this Thursday, April 27 from 6pm to 9pm at our Stoney Creek location for an incredible design-focused evening including a Free Magnolia Home Gift for the First 100 People in attendance, Free 15 Minute Design Consultation with our Experts, Home-related Exhibitors and Free Seminars including:

Here’s a sneak preview of 2017 Garden Trends:

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

Succulents. Cacti and succulents are the it plants for 2017. What’s great? They thrive with very little care and they look amazing. They also touch on another trend – mindfulness in the garden. The sublime beauty of succulents reminds us of the joy that comes from simply spending time cultivating growing things.

Container gardening. Many of us don’t have a full size garden. No worries! Container gardening is hugely popular. Do your research. You’ll be surprised at the diversity of plants that do well in a container. Choose plants that look good and provide function – like strawberries, lavender and rosemary – even salad greens like kale! (Growing edible plants is very trendy!)

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

Repurpose. Before you toss that candlestick, basket, chair or wall hanging from inside your home – consider if it can work outside on your patio. Recycling from home to garden is on trend and practical. Things like vintage rocking chairs are especially popular. Sometimes a coat of weather resistant paint is all you need to rejuvenate a treasure.

Natural elements. Embrace what nature has provided – or add it if necessary. Gardens incorporating rocks, driftwood, tree stumps and more are ‘in’ this year. It’s a look that speaks to ease and effortlessness.

Photo Credit: Meg Nielson

Photo Credit: Meg Nielson

Bright colours. This year, go bright! Orange, fuchsia, bright yellow and red are spectacular in the garden. Be bold and vibrant with the colours of your plants.

Statement planters. Consider it a focal point for the garden! Brightly-painted planters with charm and whimsy are also on trend for 2017. Get a head start by learning how to create a beautiful planter at Spring it Up!

RSVP for Spring It Up now. See you there – and bring your green thumb!

Spring Trends & Spring DIY Decorating Seminars

April 20, 2017 by Leanne

Welcome spring! Are you itching to update your home for the new season? Ready to try the latest spring trends? Not only is there lots of inspiration below – but you’re invited to a free event on the latest DIY decorating ideas. 

Spring It Up - A Home Design & DIY Event

Spring It Up – A Home Design & DIY Event

Join us for an incredible design-focused evening including a Free Magnolia Home Gift for the First 100 People, Free 15 Minute Design Consultation with our Experts, Home-related Exhibitors and Free Seminars including:

Here are some of the season’s hottest trends – to fuel your imagination and kick start your planning! 

Fresh Season, Fresh Paint. Nothing reinvents a space like new colours. This spring is all about soft yet sophisticated pastels like palest pink, gentle blue, light taupe and of course, white. But there’s also more robust shades including lots of greys, especially tinted with mauves. 

Tropical Themes. Start with real plants; ivies and palms fit the bill. Then display art with jungle animals, even crocodiles. Add wallpaper with bold fronds and complete the look with tribal accessories. It’s adventurous for sure, but you need only do a little for a big impact. The tropical look is boho-inspired, with jewel tones, lots of green and vivid patterns and fabrics.

Vanna Collection

Vanna Collection

Glam. Velvet, mirrors, marble, gold and elegant furnishings are the hallmarks of the new glamourous look. There’s a touch of lavish old Hollywood that is alluring and timeless. Invest in a classic tufted, tuxedo back sofa in velvet or leather. So luxurious!

Copper. We’ve been mixing metallics for a few seasons now – and loving it! This spring, copper steps into the limelight, going way beyond kitchen cookware and into accessories throughout your home. Copper is warm and wonderful, an ideal complement to gold, nickel and silver tones. 

Geometrics. 1980s-inspired geometric prints are popular this season on furnishings, walls and accessories. The over-the-top 80s edginess is gone, replaced by a gentler interpretation that’s still funky, but more mainstream. Try some cushions or art to dabble in this trend. 

Don’ forget to RSVP for Spring It Up today! See you there!